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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5835 on: April 15, 2019, 12:09:34 PM »
Thank you for those lovely photographs Chris.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5836 on: April 15, 2019, 05:27:35 PM »
Thank you, Martin. There are more to come, soon. It's very sunny here, again.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5837 on: April 15, 2019, 05:29:12 PM »
Thank you, Martin. There are more to come, soon. It's very sunny here, again.
Not here - absolutely pouring down!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5838 on: April 15, 2019, 05:46:12 PM »
In connection with the special train of ferry vans arriving at Cant Cove for transfer to the Castle Branch, a special 'scratch set' of Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) "Pullmans" brought a party of Continental business people for a meeting in Trevelver Castle's Great Hall to discuss ways how to increase Continental trade via the West Porthsea Quay - Regleun train ferry. A scratch set was necessary as the usual set of coaches for the timetabled CIWL Pullman "Star of the West" / 'L'etoile de l'Ouest', Brittany - Cornwall service are all under repair, following frost damage, two in South Devon and the rest at the CIWL Workshop at Ostende, Belgium.

The 'scratch set' is formed of a new CIWL dark blue Dining Car 2871 and a unique CIWL dark blue Pullman Baggages car.





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The train was hauled from Wadebridge by BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76005 (72B, Salisbury) which had taken over from the usual BRC&W Co. Type 3. No. 76005 had arrived on a special goods train from Salisbury. The BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0's are not often seen West of Salisbury but are under evaluation to replace the elderly N Class 2-6-0s beyond 1964.



[I really need to use some closer coupling device between the loco. and its tender.]
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5839 on: April 15, 2019, 05:51:37 PM »
Sorry to read about your bad weather, Martin.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5840 on: April 15, 2019, 06:11:06 PM »
That tender on 76005 certainly looks to be a tad treacherous for the fireman.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5841 on: April 15, 2019, 06:15:42 PM »
Excellent photographs; thank you, Chris.

76005 is a good-looking engine.  I know that they are not to everyone's taste, but I like the lines of the BR 'Standards'.

Thanks again.

John
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(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5842 on: April 15, 2019, 06:50:29 PM »
Thank you, Martin and John.

I also really like the BR Standard classes, including the 'Pocket Rockets' as this class was known.

Salisbury shed was coded 70E from 12/62, previously being 72B from 8/50.

An occasional visitor from Eastleigh (70D) is 76069.

The class received 3 different tender types: BR1B (7 Tons & 4725 UK Gallons), BR2 (6 Tons & 3500 UK Gallons) and BR2A (6 Tons & 3500 UK Gallons).

The larger BR1B tender, as paired with 76069, is not popular in North Cornwall as it obstructs vision when running tender, first. Fortunately, there are turntables at Wadebridge and Penmayne. The BR2 tender, as fitted to 76005, being preferred.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5843 on: April 15, 2019, 10:15:48 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Thanks Chris all looking wonderful   :thumbsup:
       regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5844 on: April 16, 2019, 06:43:25 AM »
Good morning Chris,

Very nice pics as usual. What make is /where did you get etc. the CIWL baggage car if you don't mind me asking or is it a Cornish secret?

The Port Regleun construction is slowly plodding on but hopefully some pics in the next few weeks. Have got a pretty free Easter so far, so might get things done.

A new Principat d'Izaro small layout is emerging too and going well. I hope Fermin doesn't get into too much trouble as he hopes to feature. Won't be for a while though, knowing me.

Great stuff.

Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers:
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5845 on: April 21, 2019, 08:04:10 PM »
Thank you, Chris (Weave). The CIWL baggage car is a bargain Graham Farish produced one, matching parlour car is going for over GBP40, though! It is a Cornish special retrieved from the CIWL Calais workshops especially.

Unfortunately, Cant Cove's official photographer is bedridden by 'flu but is being very well looked after by his charming female assistant. Photos. are being sought from others of the special program of trains before (the Refresher Weekend), during and after the 1963 Easter Weekend.

Until then . . .

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5846 on: April 21, 2019, 09:08:13 PM »
No-one had dared to suggest any Easter Bunny outfits to any of the 'Chelsea Girls', and is highly unlikely that Mary Quant would produce such outfits, even for the 'Chelsea Girls', as the Christmas Elf outfits were a special favour with no official order number given them. (However, as Lady Penelope did spend some time in the U.S.A., before her marriage, she would certainly be aware of the 'Easter Bunny' and did arrange Easter Egg hunts at Trevelver Castle for her two children and their friends when they were younger.) To everyone's surprise though, usually very shy Jenny had had just such a costume produced and was, secretly, photographed in it by East End photographer, David Bailey.




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« Reply #5847 on: April 21, 2019, 10:32:51 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: Wot can one say  :heart2:
    regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5848 on: April 22, 2019, 11:20:02 AM »
Thank you, Derek. Happy Easter to everyone!



Rumour has it that Jenny has become very enamoured with Jean-Pierre, the charming young Swiss-French Chef du Commerce International of renowned Swiss co-operative MIGROS, who is a member of the group of Continental business people who are staying in Trevelver Castle to discuss ways how to increase Continental trade via the West Porthsea Quay - Regleun train ferry. One of the promotional tools proposed by the advertising agency, Trevelver and Guillou (Wadebridge and London), alias our good friends Sylvia and Eli, was a glossy calendar promoting the finest Cornish fresh produce and Jenny submitted her photo. set to promote Cornish carrots to them, much to everyone's considerable surprise.
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